18 may. 2007

--How many jazz vocalists does it take to sing "My Funny Valentine"?

--All of them.

[Ann Hampton Calloway, as told to Marianne McPartland]

I'm sure it's an old joke but it was the first time I had heard it. Then she sang "My Funny Valentine," of course. Not my favorite singer. A marvelous voice but I just don't think she is very tasteful. Every effect is magnified.